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FDA Approves New Use For Avastin In Colon Cancer Treatment

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Jan 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the use of Roche's Avastin for patients whose colorectal cancer has w...

Donna's Cancer Story: Chemo 2.0

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

After a checkup to ensure Donna's brain wasn't swelling from the drugs, our oncologist asked her, "How is it that you are as sweet as you are?" Donna considered that question a moment, turned to look at me, and responded: "Because I love my Mommy and Daddy so much."

Avastin Delays Ovarian Cancer Progression In Trial

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By Deena Beasley CHICAGO, June 2 (Reuters) - Adding cancer drug Avastin to standard chemotherapy doubled the length of time a certain ...

Avastin -- Back in the News

Susan M. Love | Posted 04.01.2012 | Health News
Susan M. Love

If we can figure out who should get Avastin, when and for how long, we may find it has a place in breast cancer. But until we answer those questions, we should not be giving it to everybody because we hope it will help someone.

Avastin May Help Colorectal Cancer Patients Live Longer, Study Shows

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living

* Avastin extends survival as second round treatment- study * Boost after previous setbacks ZURICH, Jan 26 (Reuters) - P...

Emotions Run High When it Comes to Breast Cancer

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Whatever you call them, we are obsessed with breasts. And it is not just men; many women are obsessed too, about their shape, their firmness and their size. For many, we let our breasts define us.

Why It Makes Sense To Keep Avastin Available For Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

The reason I believe Avastin should be available for breast cancer treatment is that it helps a fraction of women, albeit a small one, to live active, enjoyable lives.

Medicare Will Pay For Avastin, Despite FDA Decision

Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living

Medicare will continue coverage of Roche Holdings' drug Avastin for breast cancer regardless of what U.S. health regulators decide about the medicine,...

UPDATE: FDA Votes Down Avastin For Breast Cancer

Posted 08.28.2011 | Healthy Living

UPDATE: A Food and Drug Administration panel voted today to revoke Avastin's approval for treatment of breast cancer. The panel voted 6-0 to r...

Widow Stuck With Bill After Insurer Approved Husband's Treatment

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. Fanny Gonzalez's husband ...

House Health Care Bill: A Death Sentence For My Fellow Breast Cancer Survivors

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Pelosi made a choice about the lifesaving biologic drugs I took when I was in chemotherapy that will cost many fellow breast cancer survivors everything they own, and quite possibly their lives.